Scott McTominay gave Manchester United a 2-0 lead in the first three minutes after the clash with Leeds United. The midfielder became the first player in Premier League history to do so.
Former Red Devils captain Gary Neville co-commented for Sky Sports comparing McTominay to two United legends.
“Scott McTominay turned into Paul Scholes and Roy Keane in three minutes,” he said. “He’s driving forward, I’m not sure if that’s the tactic or if he just imagined it, but he’s gone and Martial comes in, sees him running and he’s gone.
“His first touch is brilliant, his second is sublime.
“We thought United would counter and attack quickly but we didn’t think the midfielder would end up. What a start.
“I was excited to see what Leeds would offer and that is exactly what I expected, opportunities on both ends.”
Keane was in the studio as an expert on Sky and Neville’s comments were presented to the Irish at halftime by host David Jones.
“Gary said in a comment that it was like watching Paul Scholes and Roy Keane,” Jones said, to which Keane replied, “Probably more Scholesy, to be fair.”
Bruno Fernandes and Victor Lindelof made it 4-0 for United before Leeds defender Liam Cooper scored a goal for Marcelo Bielsa’s side ahead of the break.
Robbie Savage spoke on BBC Radio 5 Live and was full of praise for United’s performance for the first 45 minutes.
“Brilliant first-half performance for Man Utd, dynamic, behind the runners, great results,” he said.
“Leeds is a bit naive and the midfield is bypassed. But Cooper’s header gives some kind of hope – but what a first half!”